A person opened fire in a Planned Parenthood. This culture and emotion tolerance! We have a ways to go. Our laws need changes, the social psyche in general requires adjustment. As I discussed this with someone I trust and respect, my mind made connections. This human form we each share -- it's biologically designed to attempt to dominate. It's up to each of us how much we venture beyond our animal natures.
One time, I watched a cat rush to a couch to bat its paw at another cat under a blanket. At first, I was so shocked that it was happening that I didn't do anything to stop it. Moments later, my mind clicked into Hey, This isn't ok, and I maneuvered to adjust the situation. Animals mark their dominance without reason. The same type of dynamic occurs in situations of domestic violence. The aggressor manipulates, taunts, insults, hurts the partner. Sometimes the abused personality reaches a breaking point and retaliates against the aggressor. There are women behind bars whose story is that a man hurt them for many years, they did what they could, and one day their psyches broke and they killed their tormentors. (Yes, women are sometimes the aggressors and men the abused.) It's a horrific tale that happens in our current world. Just like this violence in an abortion clinic -- so extreme.
Sex and violence are topics that need to be openly discussed because they're part of our human natures. Sex can create children. Sometimes sex is not wanted, sometimes it's forced. This is called rape. There are people who will rape because they believe they can get away with it. I met one of this type of personality. He acted manipulative and hurt me many times, and I didn't realize a lot of it until later. My mind didn't see his actions as hurtful as he hurt me. I actually wanted to have children with him. My mind told me that's what it wanted! Now I look back and I'm so thankful I didn't procreate with that man. His cat is the one who batted its paw against my cat under the blanket. What a metaphor, hey.
I don't know if I'd ever have an abortion, and I believe it's important that women in general have access to the procedure. Walking into a place to part from a body's creation shouldn't be scary. Women who choose to abort go through a deep emotional process. I'd like to see us offer safe, respectful procedures and a tolerant, supportive environment. How does society achieve something of this nature? Step by step, conversation by conversation.
Well hello there.